Ballooning from Wensum valley golf club in Taverham at 5.50 p.m. The wind was flowing gently from the north which was to take us in a southerly direction across the city of Norwich. The wind speed on the surface was quite slow at 6 m.p.h. However once above 2,500 feet we were travelling at 20 m.p.h. So we would be able to travel a good distance. It is always a treat to view this fine city and the Norfolk broads beyond. Our track was out over Earlham Park and the university. With not a cloud in the sky we commanded excellent views across the county with the coast well defined. At this height it is also quite possible to see ships out on the north sea, so even with Norfolk being such a large county of over 2,000 square miles it does seem a little smaller from a hot air balloon. We drifted past Dunston Hall and as we approached Long Stratton a gentle decent was initiated. Our ground crew were spotted a couple of miles to our front, with many of the friends and family who had chosen to follow the flight. At 7.10 p.m. we landed in a stubble field to the north of Pulham St Mary. We toasted the flight with a class of chilled champagne and savour a beautiful sunset.
Dear Breckland Balloon Flights Norfolk,
Just a quick email to thank you and your team for looking after us so well Many thanks
Joan and Shirley Baker